Deloitte, a large professional services organisation, Friday announced the launch of its global initiative ‘WorldClass’ in India, which aims to support 10 million girls and women by 2030 through education and skills development.
Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Govt. of India and Deloitte’s Global CEO, Punit Renjen launched the initiative in New Delhi.
Globally, Deloitte’s WorldClass initiative seeks to prepare 50 million people to be better prepared for the future of work, in-line with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Through WorldClass in India, new partnerships with organizations that share Deloitte’s vision will be launched to accelerate solutions that work supporting girls and women. Two of those organizations are Katha and Pratham.
Chief Guest Dharmendra Pradhan said, “The vision of new India places women in the centre of our quest for economic growth. In success of women, lies the country’s success. The onus is on us to ensure women become self-reliant, and active participants in our economy. Providing quality education and skill development, and facilitating access to opportunities, are key stepping stones. I am enthused to see that this initiative shares the vision of New India which is fueled by women led development.”
Punit Renjen, Global CEO, Deloitte, said, “Our goal with WorldClass is to empower 50 million people globally by 2030, by providing them access to the education and skills required to find meaningful work in the new economy. The world is on the brink of a seismic shift with the emergence of the Industry 4.0 wave, and to thrive in it, we must work together so that no one is left behind.”
“With our investments in the community, we aim to support the economic empowerment of women which is often a catalyst for long-term sustainable change. We are committing to help those who are left behind, develop skills required for new and better opportunities,” he added.